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john. >> john: thank you. so president obama sounded rather frustrated this morning when he mentioned washington commentators who say the nation's moved on since the sandy hook massacre. and that the opportunity to enact any serious gun control legislation may have passed us by. a recent poll, sir, suggests those commentators may be right. do you think the political momentum has shifted already on gun control? >> well, actually, i share the president's frustration that nothing has yet happened on gun safety legislation moving its way through congress. i hope we have not missed that window of opportunity to bring gun safety legislation up before the congress to at least have a vote on these issues. that's what the president asked for in his state of the union message. that's what i have been calling on -- for and the violence task force has been calling for. i believe that the victims of sandy hook and so many victims of gun violence across this country deserve a vote in congress on this issue. >> john: sir how offensive is it to you when you hear nra officials using phrases like the c
not reached washington yet. >> john: you look at what happened last week in this country with marriage equality. if the people lead, the leaders will follow. people were for it before barack obama came out for it as well. i want to ask you sam then you, colin how do you grade the president's speeches? we haven't heard specific critiques about the up-or-down vote he demanded in the state of the union ain't gonna happen. >> i'm not convinced it isn't going to happen. there will be a lot of amendments and there's a question as to what bill is going to make it to the floor. that seems to change on a daily basis. i think he's right to push this call for giving a vote because there's a lot of electeds who don't want to take the vote. they're worried about it. that means that if there is a vote, they'll feel a lot of pressure to vote in favor of some type of legislation. but -- so i think it is early to grade the president. i think in this instance, i don't think he's doing such a bad job. he's going out to connecticut. he's going out to the country. he's taking it to the people. and so i thi
on this. there was a big "washington post" story a month or so ago about how he was going to be the democrat democrats savior. and i don't think obama has a history of putting himself out there in a consistent way for other candidates. >> bill: you are right. he does not. >> so i would say this is a nice down payment but i would watch very carefully for what his schedule right be in the future. >> bill: and he didn't say -- at the first event, i believe that part of this is getting nancy pelosi back in as speaker. i think he could like to see the house come back to democratic control in 2014. >> yeah, i don't think that's going to happen. but it could happen. i think a more intriguing question and one we're more likely to have to answer is what happens if the gap gets narrowed even further. if you have 10, 12 more -- what is the number they are going to hit? 18? >> bill: i don't know, but democrats picked up eight seats this time. and if it gets more narrow then you are saying maybe they are going to have to work together? >> yeah, figuring out what is goin
made this point yesterday, because he was walking about washington gridlock the senate and the house obviously two different ball games. president obama said i would be dishonest if i isn't say it would be a whole lot easier to govern if nancy pelosi was speaker. we're not going to see anything get done. so he -- >> but we're also not going to see a republican row to the mid-turns like in 2010. the democrats are going to be in a very good place to take back the house. >> stephanie: yep. lee in missouri on this very same subject. hello, lee. >> hi, thank you for taking my call. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i am in missouri obviously not a great place if you are a democrat. land of jerry fallwell and the house of shame. but i am really really upset about the cpi. we don't need it and we -- the big three right now are the only ones that are standing strong and they are self-sufficient, everything else have been privatized and including -- i'm a teacher, so my retirement they are trying to put in what the police and firemen and the other employees are losing, be
you up to date on all of the big stories of the day. what's happening here in washington. what's happening around the country. what's happening around the globe. president obama out in denver yesterday congratulating the colorado legislature for enacting tough new gun safety measures. congratulating them and also calling that a model for the nation and calling on congress to follow their good example. the only difference is the colorado legislature has some backbone on this issue. the united states congress, so far, has none. nbc has made it official. jimmy fallon will replace jay leno as host of "the tonight show," moving the show to new york, starting in february. moving it back to new york, i should say starting in february 2014. jay leno says i like jimmy. i'm okay with it. the bureau of census reporting one out of six americans 50 million americans 20% of americans living in children. that's $23,000 for a family of four for an entire year. try living on that. and sports news, the nationals winning last night 2-0 so far this season. all of that and more on current tv. iq wi
for buzzfeed, which now has bureaus in new york, washington and london london? >> l.a. >> bill: all right. you got it covered, man. >> the site has done well >> bill: congratulations? >> thank you >> bill: president obama leaves the white house for denver. on monday, he is going up to hartford, connecticut, to give a speech again about gun safety gun control, and he's doing that today in denver going tots denver police academy and then giving -- making some public remarks about the need for congress to act. so we saw last week that the state of connecticut acted, the toughest gun control room measures in the nation. if the connecticut legislature can do it, john, why can't con congress? >> because congress is never going to do something like that you know, partly, it's a power deal. >> yeah. >> i think, you know, look the fact is the nra is a very powerful o. there is no doubt, i think, about that. but honestly, if you look at the house, the best majority of republican conference the nra isn't having to lobby them hard and we have moved far enough away from
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